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Best things to do in Lookout Mountain

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“Part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, these grounds commemorate the "Battle Above the Clouds" that was fought on Lookout Mountain in 1863. Worth the drive to the top of Lookout Mountain. The views and overlooks are breathtaking, especially with the fall colors. Parking fee is $3 and entry to the park is $7 per person.”
42 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“We love that the gorgeous overlook is at the beginning of the trail and you can hike just as much or as little as you like from here. ”
25 locals recommend
Route
“Some say you can see seven states from here. Some say that's not true. In any case, if you're a Civil War buff this is a neat spot to check out, and the view is definitely cool.”
13 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Adventurous way to go up and down the mountain. Get a little history from the tour guide as you make the climb and descent in the train car. The view at the top is incredible and enjoy Clumpies ice-cream at the bottom station.”
10 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
$$
“Breezy bistro feel in the adorable "downtown" of Lookout Mountain. Great food at a reasonable price. ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“short hike down to a great view . The trial goes on further and connects to many other long trails. ”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum is FREE and the perfect starting point before touring the areas Civil War sites. Visit here first. The battles for Chattanooga changed the outcome of the Civil War. It was the beginning of the end for the South. Spectacular features: Two cannons out front that make a wonderful photo opportunity for tourists. There's also a 30 minute video to watch $8. ”
4 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Like no where else! The steepest mile! Shops and ice cream at both the bottom and top of Lookout Mountain. Visit a historic battlefield atop Lookout Mountain.”
3 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a Special Place for American Civil War Buffs. Great Overlook View of Moccasin Bend and the Winding Tennessee River. ”
1 local recommends
Park
“ A historic park with breathtaking views of the valley and Chattanooga. Fascinating information about the Civil War and famous battles fought in and around the city. ”
2 locals recommend
Locality
“A place to get the most spectacular photos and an eagles eye view of Chattanooga.”
23 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small grocery store and deli that also sells local items from around the area.”
3 locals recommend
Store
1 local recommends
Route
1 local recommends
Route
1 local recommends